(I post this because I believe its better to know your enemy and how he works)
After some lurking:
1) The guy is experienced.
2) He is born around -90.
3) He does it because he can, not because to gain any advantage.
4) He is an Academic (Prolly Msc or higher).
5) The Forum he hangs around use...
The Hack itself is a "simple" function hooking and I dont see how anyone could prevent it. The (Genie) engine is more or less the same as the -97 version.
More worrying is if he can solve the rootkit issue (making units move).